Thursday, 25 September 2008

Blueskin Bay radio news for Friday September 26

Puketapu Radio presents Blueskin Bay local news in association with
blueskin.co.nz

An online petition has been set up calling for Dunedin City Council to
keep areas with non-flouridated water, including Blueskin Bay,
fluoride free. The petition will be handed to the Council next month.

The major local event this weekend is the Blueskin Garden Club spring
flower show. The show is open to the public at the Waitati Hall, on
Sunday from 11am to 3pm with entries accepted from 10am to 1.30pm on
Saturday. The prize giving will be held at 2.45pm on Sunday.

The Waitati Energy Project is hoping to negotiate a bulk purchase of
Novatherm insulation and is calling for expressions of interest from
local homeowners. Organiser Scott Willis is hoping to find 10
households interested in purchasing the insulation before the end of
the year. He says that for each year a house remains poorly insulated
money is wasted, health is compromised and excessive energy is used.

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary is expected to have a limited guided opening
shortly. A mammoth effort involving long hours in often terrible
weather conditions has seen a network of 1200 tracking tunnels set up,
and follow-up eradication undertaken, in order to completely rid the
area of pests. The Ecosanctuary has been closed while this was being
done.

Just over 700-dollars was collected in Waitati for the Cancer Society
Appeal last month. While this was significantly more then the previous
year, sales were slower than usual.

The Blueskin Bay Community Directory is now available for public
online updating, before being published in Blueskin News in November.
The project brings together the contact details of local businesses
and community groups.

And in sport, Warrington Indoor Bowls had its closing night last
Saturday with the presentation of trophies. Warrington won the singles
and pairs titles in the Inter Club competition and were runners-up in
the fours. Ruth Porteous won the club women's singles while husband
Cliff Porteous was the club's men's single champion. In a rare result
they each went on to win their respective Champion of Champion
singles.

More about these and other stories can be found on Blueskin Bay's
local volunteer news website, blueskin.co.nz.

compiled by Lynnaire Johnston
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